Civic Trust Award For Lancaster Castle

Civic Trust Award For Lancaster Castle

The refurbishment of Lancaster Castle’s historic courtyards commissioned by the Duchy of Lancaster in 2018 has been awarded a 2022 Civic Trust Award for “the execution and quality of the works….(which offers)….a clear legibility between the historical fabric and new interventions”. Established in 1959 to recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment, […]

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Bringing Redundant Farm Buildings Back Into Use

The Duchy of Lancaster has this month applied for planning permission to convert a redundant disused barn, stable block and cart-shed at Bantons Barn on the Wyreside estate in Lancashire into three new residential dwellings. Bantons Farm is located on Chipping Road approximately half a mile south of the picturesque village of Dolphinholme and seven […]

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Sustainable Future For Whitehall Bank Farm

A former dairy holding on the Duchy’s Needwood Estate in Staffordshire has been intelligently re-purposed and refurbished, creating a sustainable long-term future for the farmhouse, buildings and adjoining 160 acres of grazing land. Whitehall Bank Farm was home to the Bailey family for almost 20 years until the tenants decided to retire from farming in […]

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Historic Farmhouse Restored In Cheshire

The Duchy of Lancaster has recently completed the refurbishment of a Grade II listed farmhouse on the outskirts of Barthomley on the Cheshire Survey. The early 17th century farmhouse is a black and white timber framed property which has been sympathetically extended and updated over the years to provide a large two-storey family home. Great […]

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